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. not only was today barack obama's inauguration, it was also martin luther king day. for his thoughts on this historic occasion we're joined by senior black correspondent morgan freeman. >> thanks, jim. that's okay. sorry. >> jon: i got it. wait. the president was inrawing ated today >> jon: yes, that's right i guess i was so busy being angry about having to work on martin luther king day, i didn't realize i was also missing the second inauguration of the first black president which now makes me even more angry. thanks, jon. >> jon: sorry. it's okay, jon. look, as long as we're celebrating dr. king's birthday, i would like to make one request. can we as a nation please, please stop using martin luther king as a prop in our own petty political arguments >> jon: you mean about race? no, jon. about everything. listen to what the chairman of national gun appreciation day said last week >> i believe gun appreciation day honors the legacy of dr. king. i think he would agree with me if he were alive today. >> let me stop you right there. he is not alive today. now what was it that killed him
today. in district nine, to doctor martin luther king academy an employee that was there for the san francisco unified school district and was fired. we went to the union, aide scaly hearing which some of you know what that is about and he was given his job and today, some are gonna go to the san francisco board where we are going to ask what is going to happen to the principal from doctor martin luther academy school? now some of you know about this principal and some of you know about the school. but, none of you of the bored of supervisors have taken a stand on this issue. the second issue i want to talk about is a wellness center that is going to be built in the bay view hunter's point. this is my subjective opinion. when it comes to children, innocent children, we have to give them the best. so we have an area here on third and cargo which, is the most contaminated area and the city administrator knows and i even found about 500 toxics hot spots this is one of the worst. we can't look the other way while a wellness center is built in the most contaminated area, we canno
. martin luther king was under surveillance. the government can violate your rights. we need that sensibility. governments can use their power to support corporate elites. they come together not just politically but economically. let me say this. martin luther king, jr., could be taken to jail without due process or judicial process because he had a connection with a freedom fighter who was called a terrorist named nelson mandela. he just got off the terrorist list in 2008. he had a relation to a terrorist, and under the present administration you can assassinate americans. you can take them to jail with out due process. we have got a black political prisoners right now in america, and they are in their becausee their love was such they are willing to tell the truth. that is a threat. we do not talk about them. that is what the culture of fear is not just silence. people are afraid. they are afraid to lose their jobs. you cannot have a culture of fear and generate a movement. justice will soon generate into something less than justice. we have to talk about love. martin was a
uncle, worked at martin luther king hospital. he convinced his uncle to break into my personnel file. he got my personnel file and my address, there is no transportation in los angeles -- there is nothing. he took three buses and hitchhiked, making it to my old frame house in venice. i said, why are you here? he said i was in a car and we did drive by and i don't know what to do. you said you would always be there for me. there's the answer and the question. how are we always going to be there for bobby. how are we going to help young people at risk, people who are active, to build new identities? we begin with tattoo removal, legal expunged and and we work on attachment. every individual who wants to avoid being in a gang, who wants to leave the game, they need a role model and mentor, they need someone to be there. there is no single type of person. we need it the merging of former gang members, prosecutors and social workers and public defenders. you have all had that kid. he needs role models, job training, and real jobs. i was happy to hear that in the video, nothing stops the bulle
to make 2 done. specifically on january 15th, martin luther king jr.'s actual birthday, we september the letter from 47 top national faith leaders to president obama saying we need these gun prevention measures that work. now we're working on getting letters from the state level and making sure that members of congress know that the faith community want this to happen, demand that this happens because of three things we are going to succeed. number one the moral authority of the faith community. the same moral authority that helped convince congress to save from tobacco and save lives. second, and then third mobilize the grassroots. >> jennifer: that's what i'm talking about. if you can get members of your parishes mosques synagogues, get them out and get them to write letters. that is the most powerful thing and i pray that you're successful. that's all i can say. thank you so much, vincent dimarco from faiths united to prevent gun violence. in 46 days now 1356 americans have died as a result of gun violence. a rough estimate from slate magazine. sadly dr. ronald gilbert is one of t
together the week of an incredible inauguration and celebration of martin luther king day, to be able to talk about foreign policy. so i thank you for your vision. commander hamm, there's so many areas as she spoke that i thought i want to quibble on and question. i guess at the core of it when you talk about the state department giving at the 9 billion the department of defense giving 500 million to africa, it seems a bit disingenuous. primarily because the state department covers funds for private military contractors, that many would think are covered by the department of defense. so it seems a bit disingenuous to put it in that way, to create a sense that the state department is actually dominated by many of us, are truly concerned that the department of defense is having way too much sway tensions of euros for foreign policy, not only in africa but especially in africa. the africa union met this week. top on the agenda is jobs. it's an economic livelihood for primarily young people who are like a wonderful students at howard, graduating and tells the prospects for jobs. and i thi
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